Nothing quite matches up to your first Mother’s Day. The tradition dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. It began when those who had moved away, were granted permission, to visit their mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
Today, it’s a day to shower all the wonderful mummies with love and appreciation. You’ve survived the sleepless nights, crying tantrums, and lots of dirty nappies! So, you deserve to be spoiled rotten. There’s lots of ways to make it special, for all the first-time mamas out there!
Mother’s Day activities
If you’re normally the chef of the house, this is your time to sit back and relax. Why not order a takeaway from your favourite restaurant? Today is all about you – treat yourself! Or, let your partner take the reins and cook up a storm, on behalf of himself and your little one. The rules are simple – mum doesn’t cook or wash dishes on her special day. If you’re lucky – you may even get breakfast in bed!
Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days in the restaurant industry, so if you are looking to go out for a nice meal it is best to get booking in advance. If a meal out isn’t your thing, or you feel it’s not the place to take the kids there are plenty of other ways to enjoy a nice meal on Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day staple but why not make it brunch and let Mum have some extra time in bed. If you’re looking to spend the day out of the house, a picnic is perfect, particularly if you have young or fussy children! It allows you to avoid a busy restaurant and customise the food according to everyone’s requests.
There is a wide selection of events that take place on Mother’s Day across the UK; from woodland walks to craft mornings, there will be something for everyone. Take a look at what’s going on in your local area, it could be the perfect opportunity to try something new whilst making new memories.
The day can still be just as precious, even during lockdown! Why not include both yours and your partner’s mum in all the fun? Get on Zoom and celebrate Mother’s Day with all the fantastic mummies in the family. You can always make a party happen through technology! However, little ones may get restless. So, be sure to have lots of comfort toys at hand, to keep them entertained.
Mother’s Day is all about Mum, so make sure that whatever you choose to do is something she enjoys, this could be a day of family fun or some alone time at a spa! If the weathers nice, maybe try a trip to the beach or a local walking trail. Anything goes, as long as it’s something Mum enjoys!
We all know how stressful planning a family day out can be, so don’t let Mum handle any of this stress, make sure you plan ahead to ensure you pack all the essentials and have a smooth journey. If you are going further afield make sure you pack snacks for the car, plan stops should they be needed and make sure everyone is entertained. If you have young children, make sure you have a good travel system to make everything run as smoothly as possible.
Make a memory box
You’ll want to treasure sweet memories made with your angel over the year. So, why not make a keepsake memory box? Take the time to look over all the lovely times you’ve shared together. Collect things like pictures, cute little socks they’ve grown out of and holiday souvenirs. One day, you can look back on all these things together and reminisce.
Plan a family picnic
If you’re lucky enough to get some sunshine this Mother’s Day, then get yourself outdoors! A picnic in the sun is a treat for all the family, minus the busyness of a restaurant. Venture out to a park nearby, prepare a child-friendly menu and don’t forget the sweet treats!
Document the day
A mum and her bundle of joy can never have too many photos together! If you want to make the photos look more authentic, get a polaroid camera and use real film. Snap selfies all through the day and ask loved ones to take cute photos of you both. Capturing the simple moments in life will be just as cherished. Whether it’s snuggles on the sofa or munching on finger foods together, you’ll want to capture these times!
The perfect gifts for Mum
Whilst the world may look a little different right now, there’s still plenty of wonderful present ideas, to make Mother’s Day special. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, homemade ones usually get the best response. A homemade card or gift shows love and thoughtfulness. A great idea for Mum to get some relaxation is homemade coupons for her to redeem as she pleases; one for alone time, one for a cup of tea or a biscuit – the ideas are endless!
A basket full of goodies is the perfect way, to say thank you to an exhausted, first-time mummy. Whether mum’s a foodie, bookworm or loves a pampering – there’s a hamper for everyone. If you’re a dad looking to treat mum on behalf of your little one, this is the one!
Surprise mum with a pendant that has her angel’s name or initials engraved. If you’re thinking of having more kids in the future, leave some space to add more names! If your bub is teething, it’ll be more than likely they’ll want to grab and chew on it. Teething jewellery will save the day in this situation! This is one of our top gift ideas for a first-time mum. Everyone loves jewels!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mums everywhere – we hope your day is as special as you. Whatever way you decide to celebrate, give yourself a big pat on the back. You’re doing amazing!